Giants get two key defensive players back
The New York Giants announced on Monday that both safety Xavier McKinney and linebacker Oshane Ximines have been designated to return from injured reserve. They have 21 days to either activate them or keep them on injured reserve for the rest of the season.
McKinney is a rookie second round pick out of Alabama that both the Giants and their fans have been excited to watch and to see what he can do on the field. We might get to see him either this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals or the following Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks.
The Giants have a tough stretch of games coming up so having both Mckinney and Ximines back will certainly help them out on the defensive side of the ball.
The Giants also announced that they’ve activated both punter Riley Dixon and long snapper Casey Kreiter from the COVID-19/reserve list, so right now they will play this Sunday against the Bengals. They still have four players on the COVID list in tight end Kaden Smith, wide receiver Dante Pettis, kicker Graham Gano and offensive lineman Matt Peart.